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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where is Boromir's homeland, according to the book?
2. How many people does Elrond believe should be in the Fellowship of the Ring?
3. Frodo tells Gandalf he did not know that ______________, or men, could be so great.
4. Before the Fellowship can leave, __________ must have the sword re-forged and made whole again.
5. What is the plant the Strider uses to help slow the poison process in Frodo's wound?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Aragorn say when Frodo states that Aragorn is the rightful heir and that he should have the ring?
2. Who is given the task of deciding which way the journey much continue?
3. What does Gandalf believe will help them as they head to the Mines of Moria?
4. How does Lord Celeborn greet Gimli when he arrives in Lothlorien?
5. Who are some of the people who are attending the Council meeting in Rivendell?
6. When Frodo awakes in a comfortable bed, what does Gandalf tell him?
7. What is being described in the book Gandalf reads when they are in the Chamber of Records?
8. What does Frodo decide will be best for the Ring and for his quest?
9. Where do the travelers decide to stay before they make the decision to go to Gondor or to Moria?
10. What does Aragorn suggest in order to make the blindfolding fair for those who are traveling?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The sword of Elendil was broken and shattered as it cut the ring from Sauron, but those broken pieces symbolize more than just a broken piece of metal.
Part 1: Why do you think the sword of Elendil broke when it struck Sauron?
Part 2: What is the symbolism of the sword breaking into pieces? How are these broken pieces affecting the world?
Part 3: What does putting the pieces back together say about the hope of men?
Essay Topic 2
At one point during the book, readers are reminded that all things pass and change. The world is always going to move into new eras.
Part 1: Why is the world always going to change?
Part 2: What makes this story's progress of time so much more important to the characters? Or is it not as important?
Part 3: How does change of an era change the people who are living in the era?
Essay Topic 3
Tolkien is known to have been a devoted Christian and his ideas and beliefs are found in his writing.
Part 1: Why do you think the battle between good and evil is so important to Tolkien?
Part 2: Why would Tolkien have written this story and used Christianity as a theme?
Part 3: In what ways do you think Tolkien is supporting Christianity with this story? Cite some examples.
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